I use the Bible app and Bible.com because I love the functionality of the site ALL FOR FREE!
I am a Computer Science student and have taking several classes in UI design and web development, and I am impressed with this app and website. It’s not often that you get a good quality Christian site like this, as most CS talent goes to secular pursuits.
I have done a few of the Bible reading plans and such, as that is one place where my faith struggles, is in reading the Bible. But I was recently doing a plan with one of my buddies, and the plan deliberately attacked Catholicism. Here’s an excerpt:
When the church was started, everyone understood this. But at some point, there arose a group of professional clergy, a spiritual elite who took over the ministry. The attitude then developed that meaningful ministry was for the professionals and that the people were recipients and spectators of ministry.
This is not God’s way of doing church. In fact, this is a diabolical strategy to hamstring God’s work and to stifle the spiritual growth of God’s people. Moreover, pastors and priests were also to blame for this tragedy, because they enjoyed their status as the spiritual elite and did not want to give up control.
Let me ask you: What is the most effective way of doing church? Should we put the ministry in the hands of a few seminary-educated, robe-wearing, jargon-talking professionals, or should we empower all of God’s people to do the ministry?
I was under the impression that this organization was intended to be non-denominational, and I think that if their goal is truly to reach EVERYONE, then they’re doing a poor job by allowing this plan into their catalog, considering that 53% of Christians are Catholic.
Maybe I’m overreacting and feeling attacked where no attack is present, but that’s why I need someone else’s input.